Till I See You (Improvising with Chord Shapes)

I posted about improvising based on chord shapes using Till I See You as an example several months back, and many of you have been asking for the tabs.



Remember that the whole point of this exercise is to improvise, so use the tabs as a guideline, and use it to develop other melodies.

Tabs
Palm muted notes are in bold.
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-----7h9-9s10-10s12-12--
---9--------------------
-9----------------------
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-------7-9s10-10-9--
---8h9--------------
-9------------------
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----9h11-11b13r11-9-9----
-11----------------------
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-----7h9-----
-9-9-----9---
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-4-4h6-6s4-4--
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-4---4-4--
---4------
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-------4-5p4-----------4-5p4--------------
-----6-------6-------6-------6----4-2s4-4-
---6-----------6---6-----------6----------
-4---------------4------------------------
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You're halfway to the end, press on!

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-----7h9-9s10-10s12-12--
---9--------------------
-9----------------------
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-------7h9-9--
---8h9--------
-9------------
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----9h11-11b13r11-9-9----
-11----------------------
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-8-8----
-----7--
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--------

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---2-4-4s6-4---
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-0-------------
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-------2h4-2------
-----4-------4----
---4--------------
-2----------------
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-------4-5p4-5-----------
-----6---------6---------
---6-------------6-------
-4-------------------2---
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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

THAnX A BUNCH
looks difficult though

Anonymous said...

wow it' cool
but something different..

hey Kenny
when you make it did you jam or think? or.. other way
how to get idea

Tim said...

that video is really inspiring. I have that song, I never knew it was so good for practicing improv. Thanks for picking it out. The tabs seem pretty fun.

Anonymous said...

hi kenny, your posting was very fantastic!!!!! ive played your tabs and ive found it was bit diff. from the one in the vid... but by the way you are very great........ did you use pentatonic there?

Anonymous said...

what is the meaning when the chord is in bold character?

Anonymous said...

u said ask in 1 of ur lessons(that are great by the way)...so..what key is this song in???

Anonymous said...

what does the letters mean in the tabs between the numbers?



im a noob =\

ru LiNK 'd List Serv said...

So if you were to try this with another song, does it require you to have intimate knowledge of the songs chord structure?

If somebody just played a song for you that you never heard, and assuming you don't instantaneously know the chords, but you know what key it's in would you have to first figure out the chord structure?

kenny said...

Yep knowing the chords of the song helps as different notes match different chords...

soijin said...

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-8-8----
-----7--
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the 11th bar shud be changed like tis
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-8-8----
-----9--
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